Paul Siwela on the murky politics of Zimbabwe, Africa and the British

Paul Siwela on the murky politics of Zimbabwe, Africa and the British
Published: 06 October 2017 | by Paul Siwela, MLO President

It became clear to some of us a long time ago that Mrs Grace Mugabe would become the next President of Zimbabwe while her husband Robert Mugabe shall retain the Presidency of Zanu-PF indefinitely. It is unfortunate that many failed to see the picture in time as they were blinded by Morgan Tsvangirai euphoria to defeat President Robert Mugabe in farce elections and later Joice Mujuru misconstrued elevation and subsequent expulsion from the Vice-Presidency and the not so distant "regrettable appointment of Emmerson Mnangagwa to the Vice Presidency".

The Zimbabwean media is busy churning out many misleading and confusing stories tipping several individuals to succeed Robert Mugabe without explaining how such individuals would make it to the top. The following illustrations will show that those tipped or suggested using rational and academic deductions have never been successful before.

It is not unknown that Anderson Mazoka in Zambia was tipped to take over from President Frederick Chiluba and was even declared a winner at midday by the European Union electoral observers and broadcast as breaking news in BBC, CNN, SKY News and et al before the last results from the 3 constituencies were received and verified by the Zambia Electoral Commission. When the last results were received and verified by Zambia s Electoral Commission, Anderson Mazoka lost the elections by 1% to President Levy Mwanawasa but managed to beat Lt General Christon Tembo by 1%.

In neighbouring Malawi, Gwanda Chakuamba and Chifuka Chihana were both tipped on different occasions to succeed the dictator President Wamuyaya, the Ngwazi, Kamuzu Banda and were always in the news on BBC Focus on Africa and almost everyone believed that one of them would succeed to take power from President Banda following the tip, only to be shocked when the unknown Bakili Muluzu emerged as the successor. Even John Tembo who was very close to President Banda failed to take power despite using massive state resources which Bakili Muluzu had no access to.

In Zaire, Etienne Tshisekedi was also tipped to take over and there was no news about the future of Zaire without mention his name in the international media. All the people who matter and influenced events in the world consulted him and was viewed as the naturally successor to Mobuto Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga. When the change finally came, people were shocked to learn that the little known Desire Kabila who was running some brothels in Uganda had overthrown President Mobuto to become the President of Zaire. Etienne Tshisekedi would soon be forgotten after Desire Kabila was assassinated and replaced by the young 29year old Joseph Kabila who is in power even to date.

In Angola, Dr Jonas Savimbi was the real man who at one time controlled 80% of the country and was considered the de-facto leader of Angola. He could meet the American President Ronald Reagan who would describe him as" very close friend of America” and later President George H.W. Bush who would describe him as '" our most trusted friend in Africa” to secure support to make the final push to take Luanda. The children of Jonas Savimbi are being taken care of by the powerful Bush family in America. Dr Jonas Savimbi never managed to take power from Jose dos Santos despite massive financial and military support from the Americans.

The American Point Man

The then American point men, the euphemism for puppets in Southern Africa, Mobuto Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga of Zaire and Cde Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe would play a surreptitious but leading role to support Dr Jonas Savimbi to militarily overthrow the Angola government of Jose Dos Santos and facilitate the movement of logistics from the west to Unita in Angola.

Besides, Cde Robert Mugabe had another agreement with apartheid South African government to refuse ANC uMkhonto we Sizwe military bases in Zimbabwe. He would only pay lip service.

Yes ! Cde Robert Mugabe was a puppet of the west. He did not even win Zimbabwe s elections in 1980 but given power in a silver platter by the British government. Little wonder the Americans paid little attention to Matebele genocide perpetrated by their puppet President Cde Robert Mugabe between 1981 and 1987.

Has anyone wondered why Cde Robert Mugabe known for traveling to attend trivial meetings and seeking attention around the world has never visited Angola or paid a State visit to Angola let alone to attend the inauguration of the third President of Angola Joao Lourencos recently in Luanda.? Is it not curious ? Yes ! Cde Robert Mugabe has never visited Angola after taking power in Zimbabwe and is the only country in the SADC where he has never set his foot since he came to power in 1980. Angola has never forgiven him for being a puppet of the west and supporting Jonas Savimbi s Unita to overthrow the MPLA government in Luanda.

The Three Major Future Events

During 2002 Presidential elections where I was a candidate, I became friends with Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. In one of our tete a tete meetings I questioned him if he was aware of three major future events that would happen in the country to which he replied in the negative.

I told him that he would not become the President of Zimbabwe never mind the people backing him and the amount of money thrown around besides making it public knowledge during my many speeches in the campaign trail and many MDC supporters were very, very angry with me. He did not believe me by then.

Secondly, I told him that President Robert Mugabe s departure from office shall be marked by unanticipated country wide violence , eliminations and disappearance of influential and prominent politicians and military officers, massive detentions of politicians both from Zanu PF and opposition including some from the military with some fleeing into exile. There would be mass murders in urban areas and that Robert Mugabe will not be buried at National Heroes Acre in Harare. Many Zanu PF functionaries would also be very , very angry with me as well but who cares, as their anger would not change anything. I know they would not believe me now, only time would tell.

Thirdly, I told him that the fate of Zimbabwe was between M.L.O and Zanu PF and I made this public knowledge many times before I was pushed into exile. Those in doubt should check my previous press statements. I would not give further details to this apart from confirming that President Robert Mugabe has been served with " The Notice For The Restoration of Matebeleland State " and he acknowledged it and so are the Heads of State and Government in the SADC countries.

The Birth Of The Republic of Matabeleland

After visiting Mozambique and later Tanzania in late 1979, Robert Mugabe announced to the world that he was going to win the Zimbabwe s first farce elections in 1980 and his Zanu  PF party would be allocated 56 seats in the National Assembly. This shocked and surprised many but no one believed and took him serious and yet Robert Mugabe knew from the arrangement with the British that his party was going to be allocated 56 seats based on the population of Shona people and Joshua Nkomos Zapu party would be allocated 20 seats based on Matebele population and so was the irrational 20 seats given to the Rhodesian Front party representing 600 000 whites from a population of 5million in 1980.

The British were embarrassed by Robert Mugabe early announcement of results before the elections and thus ended up changing the seats allocated to Zanu PF to 57 and the others remaining unchanged. So , shock and surprises always happen and give ginger to life otherwise it would be dull.

Remember politics is played by many but understood and known by a very minute number.

Surprises are along the curve. Watch this space. The truth is that Zimbabwe is headed towards a split in the middle and give birth to The Republic of Matabeleland by 2018.No one can stop it. Interestingly, many don't even foresee the cleavage that has opened up for the birth of The Republic of Matabeleland, little wonder we pronounced the birth to be around 2018 way back in 2013.Perhaps it's nice to live to get surprises from time to time and this time cannot be an exception.
So be prepared !

Izenzo kungemazwi !
Siyaphambili !
Siyanqoba !
Amandla !
Sikhalelani Sikhalela Izwe Lethu
Sikhalelani Sikhalela Izwe Lwethu
Elathathwa Elathathwa YiZimbabwe
Elathathwa Elathathwa YiZimbabwe
Malibuye , Malibuye Izwe Lwethu
Malibuye Malibuye Izwe Lwethu
Sizibuse Sizibuse KwaMthwakazi
Sizibuse Sizibuse KwaMthwakazi
Paul Siwela

Matebeleland Liberation Organisation

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